Quotes by Italian Writer Niccolo Machiavelli




Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer
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Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer
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It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Politics have no relation to morals. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Before all else, be armed. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer
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The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. Niccolo Machiavelli | writer


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